In February 2016, teacher, author and broadcaster Idris Tawfiq returned to his Lord. Renowned for his wisdom, gentleness and good homour, Idris was loved by students and friends around the world. Idris Tawfiq began his career as a priest in the Catholic Church. After some years he discovered Islam whilst travelling in Egypt. He went on to travel the globe […]

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce two new Research Fellowships in Science and Religion. These positions are for one year and are aimed at scientists who wish to take a year’s worth of leave from their career to focus on developing their understanding of Islamic theology. Applicants should propose a research project on a specific topic for the year. […]

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce the new Irshad Akhtar Memorial Scholarship, set up by the Ahmed family in Manchester in honour of their mother. The scholarship, worth £5000 per annum, which takes effect in September 2016, will be awarded to our Diploma or BA students each year based on financial needs and merit. Financial worries can prevent excellent […]

Applications Open for CMC Diploma

We are pleased to announce that the applications process for our Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies and Leadership is now open.  The application form and other details can be found here, and the closing date is 11 May 2016. For any enquiries about the Diploma, contact Dr Atif Imtiaz on  

Teaching Positions at CMC

Cambridge Muslim College invites expressions of interest for the following teaching positions for its planned BA in Contextual Islamic Studies: Lecturer in Theology Lecturer in Scriptural Interpretation Lecturer in Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) CMC is aiming to start this programme in September 2016. The first cohort of ten students will be sent abroad on a year’s worth of intensive Arabic language […]

Shaykha Anse Tamara Gray will be speaking at Cambridge Muslim College on Wednesday 27 January (7pm). Her talk is entitled ‘Leadership for Social Change in Muslim Communities’. All are welcome to attend. The Shaykha will be giving a talk earlier on 27 January, called ‘Holding onto Hot Coal’.  This will be from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Quranic Centre, Radegund Road, […]

Talk on Islamic Education

Following the recent publication of his book What Is A Madrasa? (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), Professor Ebrahim Moosa of the University of Notre Dame will be visiting Ashford & Staines Community Centre to discuss the nature and role of Islamic education in the modern world and the implications for Muslims in the West. Dr. Abdulaziz Brown from the Cambridge Muslim […]

Research Fellow Appointment

CMC is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Dāwūd Bone, further strengthening the team of Research Fellows at the College.  Dr Bone’s area of interest is education, including opportunities to extend the work developed at the College into schools. He will be addressing curriculum issues and aspects of Islamic thought relating to teaching and school management. More details about […]

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce a public lecture on Wednesday 20th January 2016: Will We Ever Understand Each Other? Muslims and Christians in the 15th/21st Century Speaker: Daniel A. Madigan SJ Wednesday 20th January, 6.30pm Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ Poster and further details. This lecture will examine some of the most […]

New Posts for Former CMC Staff

We congratulate Dr Amina Nawaz (former CMC supervisor) who has been appointed as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Tübingen. Congratulations, too, to Mujadad Zaman (former CMC curriculum developer) who has also gained employment at the University of Tübingen as Research Associate.

Training British Muslim Religious Leaders

A public talk entitled Training British Muslim Religious Leaders, arranged by Cambridge Muslim College and City Circle, is taking place on Firday 27 November. Covering questions such as who speaks for Islam in Britain today, where are they trained and how, and is their message authentic and relevant, the speakers will include Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera, Shaykha Safia Shahid […]

Two alumni from our Diploma year 2013-14, married couple Shams Tameez and Halimah Shams-Tameez, had the opportunity to participate in an exchange trip with the Istanbul-based institution iSAR this summer.  They write: This was both a unique and rare opportunity. An opportunity which would lead to many new openings. Istanbul as a city is unique; full of history, knowledge and experience. […]

Launch of Science Reading Club

The Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce the start of a monthly reading club for Muslims engaged with science. Essentially, this is an opportunity for Muslim scientists to gather to discuss religion and science-based issues. Each month, a paper or chapter from a book will be selected for discussion. Further details and how to register your interest here.

Cambridge Muslim College is again delighted to offer its five-day programme, introducing Western-trained mental health professionals to the philosophy and methodology of psychology from an Islamic perspective.  Those successfully completing the programme will be awarded a Certificate in Attendance on Islamic Approaches to Psychology & Psychotherapy. For further information and full course details, please click on this link: Islamic Approaches […]

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce a call for papers for a conference on the history of British Muslims. We would like to invite all scholars and researchers working on any aspect of the history of British Muslims to submit an abstract for this conference. The call for papers and further details can be found here.

Research Fellow Appointment

A warm welcome to Dr Samer Dajani, who joins CMC as a Research Fellow for the academic year 2015-16.  Dr Samer has completed his PhD at SOAS on the relationship between fiqh & spirituality and studies the different methodologies of the Sunni schools of jurisprudence, as well as broader theories on legal diversity and the nature of the Shari’a.   More […]

Report on CMC’s First Academic Symposium

Cambridge Muslim College recently hosted its first academic symposium, titled ‘From Revelation to Scripture: A Symposium on Divine Speech and Prophetic Inspiration’. Ten papers were presented by an international group of scholars, including participants based in the USA, Italy, Iran, Norway and Germany. Lively and intellectually rich discussions were held during the interdisciplinary panels, as well as during the breaks. […]

Collaboration with University of Tübingen

The Cambridge Muslim College and the Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Tübingen collaborated recently in a 5-day ‘Crash Course’ on The Cosmological Argument in Analytic Philosophy and Traditional Kalām. CMC’s Research Fellows, Ibrahim Harvey and Harith bin Ramli, enjoyed productive and lively discussions led by Prof. Bruce Reichenbach. CMC and Tübingen hope to cooperate further with many […]

Visit to Partner Institution in Istanbul

This week, Dean Abdal Hakim Murad visited our partner institution ISAR (Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education) in its new campus in Üsküdar. Meeting with Director, Professor Recep Sentürk and senior members of the ISAR team, he discussed final arrangements for the CMC-ISAR exchange programme, and toured ISAR’s teaching and accommodation facilities. The first two CMC alumni to qualify for this […]

CMC Welcomes BBC Producer

The College recently hosted award-winning Senior Producer, Rosie Dawson, for a one-week placement.  Rosie, best known for producing Radio 4’s programme ‘Beyond Belief’, was taking advantage of a scheme offered by the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department whereby weary producers can seek refreshment and inspiration away from the demands of programme production and deadlines. She writes of her experience at the […]